A few of the scenes take place in an underground archaeological dig, now seeing as it will be difficult to find and get permission to shoot in such a location and even if we do that then we'd need some way to light it,
Now given my resources I'm thinking the best way to go about it is to use green screen. my original plan was to take photos of Exeter's Roman Wall and use those as the basis for putting together some 2.5 backdrops in After Effects.
This would work quite well for medium and close up shots but it wouldn't really give a sense of scale or work for wider angles,
So does anyone have ideas on how this environment can be realised?
I've attached some reference photo's from my recent location scout of the catacombs. the problem was they are a bit blurred due to low lighting, which would also make it difficult to match the lighting with the actors.
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Yesterday I went to Exeter's Catacombs, these were built in 1831 as there was a problem with grave robbers stealing bodies to help scientist learn.
the idea was you bury them inside somewhere that can be locked up, then you won't have a problem, the snag was only the rich could afford this luxury and they didn't want to be buried just a short distance from where the working classes were being buried. So it cost a lot of money to build and was a complete flop.
some important scenes in the Drunk Monk Project take place in an underground archaeological dig site and the outside of the catacombs would be a good match, Whilst we can't shoot inside them because there's no electricity for lighting equipment we can use these photos as a reference for either finding another location or creating one in CG / photo manipulation.
also in the folder are the ruins of St Catherine Street Church which will be used for the monastery where we first meet Brother Baz.